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Updated April 30, 2018
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Pros
  • "Making a difference in the world and becoming a leader in my field" (in 3 reviews)

  • "intern speaker series - hear from POTUS, VPOTUS, FLOTUS, and other impressive directors" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, but the work felt important every day" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Long working hours and zero work-life balance" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The White House full-time

    Pros

    The opportunity to make a difference is huge; lots of cutting-edge projects are happening, and you get to meet people from all walks of life. The sense of camaraderie and public service are also unbeatable.

    Cons

    You are tied to your BlackBerry 24/7

    Advice to Management

    Invest in and develop talent, even for the short-term.


  2. "Loved the Obama Administration White House"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The White House full-time

    Pros

    It was an honor, a privilege, and so much fun

    Cons

    Well, the current Administration changes the way I see things

  3. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The White House full-time

    Pros

    The opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives.

    Cons

    The hours - it is 24/7.


  4. "Salary and Employment Review"

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    Current Employee - Right Arm Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Right Arm Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The White House full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Just getting to know and being mentored by the most powerful people in the world early in my career
    Making a difference in the world and becoming a leader in my field
    Researching how to help the military through the Office of the First Lady

    Cons

    I Never got g paid enough money!

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees correctly...


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, huge responsibility, mission driven

    Cons

    long hours, and the new guy in the oval doesn't help


  6. "great while i was there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The White House full-time

    Pros

    great president for that time period

    Cons

    I worked all the time

    Advice to Management

    Promote a good work culture


  7. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The White House full-time

    Pros

    Being a part of history.

    Cons

    There is an insane amount of work.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything was great during the admin

    Cons

    The new guy is a dumpster fire

    Advice to Management

    Quit now


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Completely dependent on Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -honor of serving the American people
    -access and exposure

    Cons

    -low pay
    -little focus on professional development and personal growth


  10. Helpful (1)

    ""White House Internship - Obama Administration""

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The White House full-time

    Pros

    -work with really smart people - top 1% of country
    - build lifetime friendships
    -move up really quickly if you do a good job
    -intern speaker series - hear from POTUS, VPOTUS, FLOTUS, and other impressive directors

    Cons

    -hierarchical, as you would find in any public sector, job.. at the end of the day, it's still a government job
    -intern managers want you to "work and keep your head down"

    Advice to Management

    (Advice to intern managers) - don't micromanage.
    (Advice to WHIP coordinators) - thank you for organizing speaker series!


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